Happy birthday America!
Trayvon Bromell qualified for the Olympics. The Waco Tribune-Herald notes:
Former Baylor sprinter Trayvon Bromell qualified for his first Olympic Games with a second-place time of 9.84 seconds in Sunday’s 100-meter dash finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday in Eugene, Ore.
Brady Heslip is trying to help Canada qualify for the Olympics in basketball. From Chicco Nacion at CBC Sports:
Joseph is expected to be the floor general while the team's Europe exhibition tour has given an opportunity for others to step up. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Tyler Ennis will man the point and Baylor University sharpshooter Brady Heslip has led the team in scoring on several occasions, including a 33-point performance against China.
Ford Nicholson of Fansided wonders if Taurean Prince can be the next Demarre Carroll:
Just looking at Taurean Prince, he gives off that Demarre Carroll vibe. He has the dreadlocks, comes from a BIG 12 school(when Demarre was at Missouri, they were still in the Big 12 conference), and is an excellent defender. The similarities are there, but can Prince live up to the comparison.
Bryce Petty’s status is examined by Ryan Patti of Fansided:
On the other hand, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are works in progress until Maccagnan thinks one can take over as the franchise quarterback. The Jets selected Petty in the fourth round of last year’s draft and Hackenberg in the second round two months ago. Both of these guys were remarkable in college breaking school records and always in conversation for the Heisman Trophy.
Petty finished at Baylor with 8,195 yards, 62 touchdowns and a mere 10 picks in four seasons. Hackenberg totaled 8,457 yards, 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in three years as Penn State’s starter. Neither pose a threat as a scrambler, however Petty flashed his athleticism on several occasions in 2013.
Kevin Durant has joined the Warriors. We’re not going to say something crazy like “former Texas player abandons franchise.” But if you want incredible hot takes on the 4th, we aren’t going to stop you.